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Dr Zhifang Zhang

Staff positionLecturer in Accounting
Emailzz16054@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 873167
RoomEBS.3.126G
Academic support hoursYou can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911
Qualifications

B.A. (Lancaster University), M.Sc. (London School of Economics), M.Res. (Lancaster University), Ph.D. (Lancaster University)

Current research
  • “Compensation Consultant and CEO Pay: UK Evidence” (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß, Simon Peck, and Graham Sadler)
  • “Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation” (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß and Skrålan Vergauwe)
Research interests
  • Corporate governance and executive compensation
  • Executive characteristics
  • International issues in accounting
  • Interdisciplinary research across accounting, corporate finance, international business and other disciplines
Teaching responsibilities
  • BE130 - Current Issues in Financial Reporting
  • BE150 - Issues in Financial Reporting

Publications
  • Haß, L. H., Vergauwe, S., & Zhang, Z. (2017). State-ownership and bank loan contracting: evidence from corporate fraud. The European Journal of Finance, 3(1), 1–22. http://doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2017.1328454
  • Haß, L. H., Müller, M., & Zhang, Z. (2015). Corporate Fraud and Bank Loan Contracting: Chinese Evidence. In D. Cumming, M. Firth, W. Hou, & E. Lee (Eds.), Sustainable Entrepreneurship in China: Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Institutional Reforms. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conferences/presentations
  • FRBC 21st Annual Conference (Durham, UK, 2017)
  • EAA 40th Annual Congress (Valencia, Spain, 2017)
  • XII International Accounting Research Symposium (Madrid, Spain, 2016): “Compensation Consultant and CEO Pay: UK Evidence” (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß, Simon Peck, and Graham Sadler)
  • EAA 39th Annual Congress (Maastricht, Netherlands, 2016)
  • EAA 32nd Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting (Vaals, Netherlands, 2016): “Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation” (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß and Skrålan Vergauwe)
  • ESRC NWDTC AccFin Pathway Event: PhD Student Workshop in Finance and Accounting (Manchester, UK, 2015): “Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation” (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß and Skrålan Vergauwe)
  • ESRC NWDTC AccFin Pathway Event: PhD Student Workshop in Finance and Accounting (Lancaster, UK, 2014): “Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation” (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß and Skrålan Vergauwe)

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